World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Anne Kernan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0238

John B. Lomax Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0964
Overview This collection contains 54 photographs documenting the African-American soldiers of the 3067 Quartermaster Salvage Collecting Company in training in Wyoming during WWII, with almost all of the photographs annotated with humorous remarks and identifications of the images. There is also a photostatic copy of discharge papers.
Dates: circa 1944 - 1946 April

John Speier Manchester Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0632
Overview This collection consists primarily of 197 handwritten letters John Manchester wrote to his family in Nashville, Tennessee during his military service. The collection also includes military orders, telegrams, other original artifacts, and one copy of the book School Boy to Helldiver.
Dates: 1942 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1944

Robert A. McGaw Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0275
Scope and Content Note The Robert A. McGaw Papers are comprised of four series; Vanderbilt University, Designs, Writings and WWII. The papers follow closely McGaw’s career and are important to anyone interested in the history of the university. Of special note is the Design Series where McGaw assisted in re-designing the symbols of the university in the 1970s.
Dates: multiple

Richard Newton Owen, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [30081048299386]
Identifier: MSS.0629
Overview Contains an image of Richard Owen, a "Notice of Separation from US Naval Service" form, a "Personal History Record", a "Report of Performance Rating" from the US Department of the Interior, and a form Owen filled out for a job search service.
Dates: multiple

World War I and World War II Pamphlet and Newspaper Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0801
Overview The World War I and II Pamphlet Collection has been arranged chronologically. There are seven items published during the First World War with the bulk of the collection containing newspapers and magazines from World War II published in the United States by servicemen stationed at bases across the country.
Dates: 1912 - 1945

Philipp Rezek Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0363
Overview This collection contains personal letter written by friends and family of Philipp Rezek, who were Jewish refugees. The collection covers Austria’s takeover by the Germans in 1938, the family’s departure, internment camps, arrival to the United States, and medical school. A few of the letters are written from right to left to pass German censors.

The majority of this collection is in German.
Dates: 1938 - 1941

Polly Ann Billington Roulhac Collection

 Collection — Folder 1: [30081048300705]
Identifier: MSS.0373
Overview The book is compiled of three years of letters and v-mail ‘home’, to various members in her family, while serving in the American Red Cross in Europe and Africa during World War II.
Dates: 1942 - 1944

Dinah Shore Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.1020
Overview The Dinah Shore collection consists of the personal and professional materials of Dinah Shore, an award-winning singer and television host. The collection spans the 1920s through the 2010s, with the bulk of the materials from 1960-1989, coinciding with the peak of Dinah’s television career. Materials include photographs (both professional and personal), newspaper clippings, limited correspondence, books and booklets, and manuscripts. Highlights include the professional photographs, which are...
Dates: 1920s-2010s

Mamie L. Speas Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0410

James G. Stahlman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0413
Overview This collection contains the papers of James G. Stahlman, publisher of the Nashville Banner from 1930 to 1972 and member of the Board of Trust for Vanderbilt from 1927 until his death in 1976. As publisher, Stahlman and the conservative Banner carried on storied battles with the more liberal Tennessean until the Banner's sale to the Gannett Corporation in 1972.
Dates: 1915 - 1976

Norman Stuart Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0423
Scope and Contents This .21 linear feet collection contains 35 pieces of correspondence, nine photographs, and one theatrical program. Subjects in the correspondence cover the theatre, television, World War II, V-E Day, general notes, telegrams, and thank you notes. Please note that some correspondence has been glued on sheets with other correspondence.
Dates: 1930–1980

Albert S. Thompson, Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0446
Scope and Contents This collection contains research reports that were funded by the National Research Council, during World War II.
Dates: 1943-1944

Joe Thompson, Jr., Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0449
Scope and Contents Note: 4 folders of outgoing correspondence added, 10/6/69, at end of box 2, containing 27 letters and one undated Christmas card to Mrs. Sam Orr, Sept. 12, 1942 to July 8, 1945. Includes 14 V-mail letters (4 of which are holograph); the rest are typewritten. Subject Entries Berchtesgaden, Germany Coins Diaries Eisenhower, Dwight David Nashville, Tennessee - Description North Carolina...
Dates: 1940s

John Thompson Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0450
Scope and Contents This .21 linear feet collection contains 63 letters, two postcards, and one V-Mail Christmas Card from John Thompson to several family members while serving in the United States Navy during World War II. The letters are arranged in file folders chronologically by year, then month.
Dates: 1941-1945

Kemp Tolley and James Stahlman Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0460
Overview This collection contains copies of correspondence between Kemp Tolley and James Stahlman. It also contains an essay, and 2 copies of newsletters edited by Kemp Tolley. The letters discuss a wide range of topics: World War II, Cuba, China, Russia, Roberts Commission, Kennedy Assassination, and the Warren Commission.
Dates: 1973 - 1986

"Vandy Goes to War: World War II Remembered" Oral History Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0634
Overview This project records the histories and reminiscences of men and women who attended or had connections with Vanderbilt and Peabody during the war years and documents their experiences in the service and on the campus during that time and afterward when some came back to school and attended on the G.I. Bill.
Dates: 2006 - 2010

 

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